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Chorus
Cursed man! What of this? Did you commit the murder—

Oedipus
What now? What would you learn?

Chorus
—Of your father?

Oedipus
Oh! oh! a second stab—wound on wound!

Chorus
[545] You killed—

Oedipus
I killed—yet I have a plea—

Chorus
What can you plead?

Oedipus
—A plea of justice.

Chorus
What?

Oedipus
I will tell you: I killed in ignorance and perished utterly. Pure before the law, without knowledge of my act, I have come to this!

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  • Commentary references to this page (2):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 1307
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 1411
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.1
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